helsinki: ars 11

the ars 11 exhibition just launched at helsinki's kiasma museum of contemporary art. the show investigates africa in contemporary art, featuring some 300 works of african artists from the continent and those residing elsewhere, artists of african descent, western artists living in africa and western artists that address african issues in their work. themes are varies and include migration, environmental problems and urban life are global. the exhibition aims to create new understanding, providing visitors with background information on the situation in africa today, and the current status of african contemporary art [on through nov 27]. location: kaivokatu 2 [kluuvi]. © baudouin mouanda - an elderly 'sapeur' from brazzaville, congo - from the s.a.p.e. series [2008]